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What books are you looking forward to in 2015?

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hackmum Sat 03-Jan-15 13:20:49

The Guardian has helpfully compiled a list of the new releases:

I'm particularly excited about new books from Jon Ronson, Kate Atkinson (a companion volume to Life after Life), Jonathan Franzen and Sebastian Faulks. And David Lodge has a memoir out - am a big Lodge fan so really looking forward to that.

What about everyone else?

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Southeastdweller Sat 03-Jan-15 14:49:29

Yes to the Jon Ronson book.

Also looking forward to the new book from Matt Haig about depression, the Tracey Thorn book about singing, the Pam St Clement autobio, and the David Hare memoir. Next week the new novel by Anthony Quinn is published - Curtain Call - and that's already had some great reviews so I'll be reading that later this month.

DaisytheStrange Sat 03-Jan-15 15:46:21

Very excited about new novels by Jonathan Franzen and Margaret Atwood, both being published in September!

Cherrypi Sat 03-Jan-15 15:54:21

I'm looking forward to Scarlett Thomas's new novel out in June.

JeanneDeMontbaston Sat 03-Jan-15 16:28:27

Five Wounds, by Katharine Edgar. It's out in March, but I admit, I know the author so I've read an early draft - it's set in the sixteenth century, with a love story playing out against what happened in the Pilgrimage of Grace.

It's more or less the historical period I work on, plus I like good historical fiction, so I am looking forward to seeing the finished thing.

JeanneDeMontbaston Sat 03-Jan-15 16:29:42

Oops! And a link to her announcement about it:

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sat 03-Jan-15 18:13:11

Not new releases, but I'm looking forward to reading, Robert Macfarlane's, 'The Old Ways' and, 'The Wild Places.'

Other than that, I'm looking for recommendations.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sat 03-Jan-15 18:15:12

I see RM has a new one coming too, having just looked at the link!

TheCountessofFitzdotterel Sun 04-Jan-15 17:13:06

I'm hoping the new Hilary Mantel Cromwell book and the new Game of Thrones book will be out this year but AFAIK neither has a confirmed release date yet.

Southeastdweller Sun 04-Jan-15 18:19:21

Also looking forward to reading the new book by Zoë Heller.

AmyTanFan Sun 04-Jan-15 18:31:35

New Anne Tyler in February.

tripfiction Sun 04-Jan-15 20:09:11

Oh, it HAS to be Hausfrau by newcomer Jill Alexander Essbaum. Modern day take on Madame Bovary set in Switzerland. Amazing us of language and prose! Out in March.

VivaLeBeaver Sun 04-Jan-15 20:38:01

The Mime Order. Second part of The Bone Season out this month.

VivaLeBeaver Sun 04-Jan-15 20:43:45

And Justin Cronin's third part of The Passage trilogy is out in Oct!

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sun 04-Jan-15 21:51:56

Thanks, VB. Will certainly be reading that.

SkaterGrrrrl Tue 06-Jan-15 14:39:13

The final part of the Wolf Hall trilogy.



TheCountessofFitzdotterel Tue 06-Jan-15 14:40:43

SkaterGrrl, do you think if we stand outside her flat and shout 'Faster! Faster!' it'll help? <hopeful>

SkaterGrrrrl Tue 06-Jan-15 14:48:48

Top idea.

I'll bring the thermos of Irish coffee.

SkaterGrrrrl Tue 06-Jan-15 14:49:15

Oh - and have reordered on Kindle teh new Rosie Project book. Its called the Rosie Effect.

SkaterGrrrrl Tue 06-Jan-15 14:55:02


Puddingsandpiglets Tue 06-Jan-15 20:37:52

I'm unreasonably excited about the next Gentleman Bastards book by Scott Lynch, but dubious that it'll be released on time. Also the next Song of Ice & Fire, but there's even less chance of that being out this year

hackmum Wed 07-Jan-15 08:41:48

The Hilary Mantel book isn't on the Guardian's list, so you do wonder. Maybe she has writer's block? Or has been spending too much time advising on the tv production of Wolf Hall (which I am so looking forward to).

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TheCountessofFitzdotterel Wed 07-Jan-15 08:58:43

She has health problems and that kind of writing takes a lot of research, so it doesn't have to be writer's block.
IIRC the list is all books that are coming out in the first half of the year, so we might still be able to hope for Cromwell some time before Christmas.

JeanneDeMontbaston Wed 07-Jan-15 09:14:28

Ooh! I didn't know Scott Lynch had one due out. I try not to look at dates for him, because he's such a slow writer.

I'm stunned Hilary Mantel got Bring Up The Bodies written in the time she did, TBH. Although I don't know if she had written some of it before Wolf Hall was out? They are not short books.

yesbutnobut Wed 07-Jan-15 19:22:56

I think Hilary Mantel got very involved in the RSC productions of WH and BUTB - I'm sure I read somewhere that she felt it had given her a new lease of life. Then she wrote that Assassination of Margaret Thatcher book. I do hope she gets on with the next instalment too!

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